As trust in institutions deteriorates further with every new generation, we are left without a sturdy foundation to stand on. Is the Internet to blame? Are the institutions themselves to blame? Are we to blame? Is anyone to blame? How do we navigate this world and avoid the dystopian hellscapes that litter our movies and TV shows?

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Music by Zack Jackson and Barton Willis

 

Show notes:

Pew Research Survey on Public Trust
https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/08/06/young-americans-are-less-trusting-of-other-people-and-key-institutions-than-their-elders/

Evangelicals and Climate Change: why don’t they get it? A pastor tackles the question.
By Zack Jackson
https://orbitermag.com/evangelical-and-climate-change/

 

More Episodes

Conflict Language Part 4 (Trust Issues)

September 18, 2019

Episode 7

Conflict Language Part 4 (Trust Issues)

 

Trust in religious institutions is plummeting while trust in science is plummeting among deeply religious people. What is happening? Who can we trust? Should we fact check everything? Are even the most thoughtful among us actually being led by our tribal biases? How exactly do you fry ice cream and whatever happened to Chi Chi’s? 

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CREEPY, ABANDONED CHI CHIS

http://creepyabandonedchichis.blogspot.com/

 

Cohen, Geoffrey L. “Party Over Policy: The Dominating Impact of Group Influence on Political Beliefs.” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 85, no. 5 (2003): 808–22. 
https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/4ecc/34af1b002340a02ed830d296819f64e1172f.pdf

 

Cohen, Geoffrey L. “Party Over Policy: The Dominating Impact of Group Influence on Political Beliefs.” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 85, no. 5 (2003): 808–22.
https://motherjones.com/files/asr_april2012_gauchat_study_final.pdf

 

Evangelicals and Climate Change: why don’t they get it? A pastor tackles the question. 

By Zack Jackson

https://orbitermag.com/evangelical-and-climate-change/

 

The Messenger Matters: When communicating science to a skeptical audience, it’s important who does the talking.

By Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman
https://orbitermag.com/the-messenger-matters/

 

Nurses Again Outpace Other Professions for Honesty, Ethics

https://news.gallup.com/poll/245597/nurses-again-outpace-professions-honesty-ethics.aspx

 

Attack Ads, Circa 1800

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_zTN4BXvYI

Conflict Language Part 3 (Gator Santa is the Only True Santa)

September 11, 2019

In the age of fake news, Photoshop, and social media echo chambers, what is truth and who has the authority to decide? What are the limits of pluralism, and what do we do when society gets it wrong?

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Produced by Zack Jackson
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Show Notes:

Bud! 

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Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
https://amzn.to/2LoVGJr

The Legend of Papa Noel: A Cajun Christmas Story by Terri Hoover Dunham
https://amzn.to/2NWojzq

Cajun Night Before Christmas by J.B. Kling, Jr.
https://amzn.to/34DSh1e

Full House of Mustaches - Nick Offerman Deepfake
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUphMqs1vFw

Conflict Language Part 2 (Whose Authority Is It Anyway?)

September 4, 2019

Part 2 of our conflict series asks the important questions like, "Who has the authority over truth?" "Is science truth or just consensus?" "Where can I binge watch the classic 90's cartoon, Street Sharks?"

These and many more questions lie just down the wormhole...

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Produced by Zack Jackson
Music by Zack Jackson and Barton Willis

PS - Zack's audio did not record properly, so we had to use the backup recording which is why it sounds so bad compared to the others. 

Show Notes:

Street Sharks and the problem with history:
https://www.geek.com/tech/how-i-used-lies-about-a-cartoon-to-prove-history-is-meaningless-on-the-internet-1656188/

The definitive guide to the Denver Airport conspiracy:
https://www.denverpost.com/2016/10/31/definitive-guide-to-denver-international-airport-conspiracy-theories/

Hawaii Telescope Project, Long Disputed, Will Begin Construction:
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/10/science/hawaii-telescope-tmt-mauna-kea.html

The Oven of Akhnai:
https://www.sefaria.org/Bava_Metzia.59b.1?ven=William_Davidson_Edition_-_English&lang=bi

Thomas Paine's Bordentown NJ house which is now a dentist:
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Note from Zack: After editing the past few episodes, I realized that I've mentioned Thomas Paine at least five or six thousand times. This is because I just finished a massive biography on him, and have had no one to process it with. I do apologize and will henceforth make every effort to diversify my 18th/19th century pop culture references in future episodes. I will leave you with this gem from the October 1783 edition of The Onion...

https://www.theonion.com/historical-archives-i-cannot-help-that-women-are-oft-a-1819584502